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Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
, some hospitals are still getting slammed. "our numbers don't yet reflect a downturn," a doctor from duke university hospital, also in north carolina, tells us. this year's flu season hit early, november 25th, a month earlier than a typical one. we're now six weeks into it, and if this year is like years past, we are likely to have six or more weeks to go. it's not too late to get some protection and today, the cdc provided first indication as to how well the vaccine is working. turns out it's 62% effective, meaning, if you got the vaccine you're 62% less likely to have to visit your doctor for the flu. but the cdc acknowledges there have been shortages of the vaccine, so our team fanned out across the country to see what they could find. in chicago. >> i'm going to log on to to find the closest place to get a flu shot. >> reporter: at the pharmacy, success. >> do you have flu vaccine left? >> we certainly do. >> reporter: in new york city, another success. >> so right now you're administering ten vaccines an hour? >> reporter: but in gulfport, mississippi, our first call cam
Jan 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
, as she prepares to step down, saying, don't call it retirement just yet. >> well, i don't know if that's the word i would use, but certainly, stepping off the very fast track for a little while. >> and for now, her fast track includes some growing signs of menace from iran. today, the state department vowed to do something about a father held hostage for years and a family's desperate plea for action. here's abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz with the story. >> reporter: these are the latest images of robert levinson. the last proof of life, sent anonymously via e-mail to his family, more than a year ago. kept secret in hopes it would help his chances. until now. >> they're very difficult to look at. even today, some of our daughters were crying to me over the phone about how upset they were to see them again. >> reporter: it was nearly six years ago when the father of seven disappeared from the iranian island of kish where he was working as a private investigator. his family has no doubts -- they believe iran is responsible. >> we'd appreci
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
that protection. >> even if you don't know how effective it is yet, it is effective in some measure. >> reporter: that's right. >> and if you get the flu, what's the first thing you do? >> reporter: well, you know, you have to think about an anti-viral. especially if you are elderly, a young child, a pregnant woman. they are the people who are going to die from this. tens of thousands of people die in a bad flu season. and we're not taking it serious enough. >> so, go and check out things like tamiflu. >> reporter: exactly. tamiflu and relenza. >> all right, dr. richard besser. thanks so much, rich. >>> and now, we go to washington, where the president today announced his new team for a new term. today, it was national security. he nominated former senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense. hagel, a man who volunteered for vietnam, who was awarded two purple hearts for his courage. but tonight, he is already facing political fire. why? abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tells us. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the c
Jan 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
healthy before you got the flu and you're handling it well, you don't need to rush to the e.r. or the your doctor's office. they are going to keep you waiting a long time and while you're waiting there, you could get sick with another virus. so, give them a call and they can handle it that way. >> and who should go? what kind of symptoms? >> yeah, you need to watch for the signs. if you have any difficulty breathing, any shortness of breath. any -- you may have chest pain, that could be pneumonia. sudden dizziness or confusion could mean you are getting dehydrated. if you are getting better and then you start to get worse, that could mean you have a bacterial infection on top and you need to be seen right away. >> you didn't mention fever. >> no, you know, it depends on what goes with fever. fever by itself, don't worry about it. if it has any of those other things, get seen right away. >> thank you, richard besser weighing in again tonight. >>> and we also now have another big story in the news. the white house ready to take action on gun violence, 27 days after the shooting in newtown, c
Jan 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> i don't agree with that. the gun lobby even opposes a gun purchaser being checked against the terrorist watch list. i mean, doesn't that seem like a common sense thing to do? >> but they made these arguments, the only thing that stopped the bad guy is a good guy with a gun. if there had been somebody with a gun there in that parking lot with jared loughner -- >> there was. there was somebody with a gun, other than jared loughner. >> he says there was a man nearby who had a gun in his pocket. but almost accidentally shot the hero. >> nearly shot the man who took down jared loughner, by a good guy with a gun. >> and two years after jared loughner opened fire, it is still a kind of miracle that congresswoman giffords survived. a bullet had torn a tunnel through her brain. >> yeah, that's it. that's a thumb. >> we saw her incredible spirit, her indestructible will and the recovery, moving so fast, doctors were amazed at the pace. today, she says she is still making gains, but every one is hard-fought. it's been a long two years? >> oh -- so slowly. so slowly. >> tell me the ha
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